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FOR REAL: Lorraine is a region in France that comes from a word meaning "Lothar's land." Lothar was a 9th century Frankish emporer. Lorraine's popularity as a name may stem from the fact that it sounds a like Laura, but also because St. Joan of Arc, who was canonized in 1922, was known as the Maid of Lorraine. Occasionally you find it spelled Laraine or Lauraine, which is influenced by Laura.

diminutives: Lori

related names: Joan, Lorena

Other recorded spellings: Lauraine, Laraine, Loraine